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The Inheritance (1980)
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The Inheritance (1980)
Original name: Örökség
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this standard Hungarian drama, the effects of sterility and jealousy on a marriage are played out against a backdrop of World War II and the rising Nazi persecution of Jews. Director Marta Meszaros usually focuses on issues like pregnancy, middle-age, and other topics without questioning the broader picture. In this drama, Sylvia (Lili Monori) cannot have children, and she convinces married Jewish woman Irene (Isabelle Huppert) to have a child and then give the child to her for adoption. The plan works but it also backfires. The way in which the child was adopted causes friction between Sylvia and her husband, and to make matters worse, Sylvia's husband falls in love with Irene. A crisis looms when he asks his jealous wife to give Irene her identity papers because Jews are being deported and Irene will die without their help.
Plot: female director, love, world war two, money, jewish, male female relationship, love triangle, children, inheritance, jealousy, wealth, infidelity, marriage, adultery, father son relationship, deportation, infertility, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, military officer, illegitimate child
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 1930s, year 1936
Place: hungary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and emotional films with plots about infidelity, husband wife relationship, adultery, love, love triangle, marriage and extramarital affair mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Inheritance: The Red Thread (2016), Angel of Mercy (1993), Just Like at Home (1978), Gabrielle (2005), The Last Metro (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Red Thread (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seven years after their first infatuated encounter, Abril and Manuel meet again. Despite the fact that they are both married, it is soon apparent that their attraction has only grown.
Style: sexy, captivating, touching, psychological, realistic
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, passion, love, love triangle, husband wife relationship, sex scene, extramarital affair, marriage, romance, couples, female director ...
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95%
Angel of Mercy (1993)
Genre: Romance, War, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The love story between a young widow and an austrian-hungarian army officer during the First World War.
Plot: love, war crime, hospital, war hero, widow, extramarital affair, murder, pow, execution, military, frustration, brothel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Just Like at Home (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man and a kid are discovering beauty in life.
Plot: female director, family relations, girl man relationship, getting home, girl, father daughter relationship, children, surrogate father, hungarian, infatuation
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, bourgeoisie, letter, adultery, couples, family problems, power relations, dishonesty, love and romance, suffering, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.4
 13K
The Last Metro (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, theater, infidelity, love triangle, anti semitism, occupation, confined, life is a bitch, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 35
Elysium (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Film about the Holocaust. A Jewish family is allowed to keep the flat they have always lived in and to live a relatively normal life. One day their 10-year old son disappears. He has been sent to a deportation camp which seems like paradise except ...
Plot: world war two, female director, jewish, boy, death of child, nazi, children, concentration camp, medical experiment
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 26
The Birthday (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The four sequences in the film cover four days in a life of young Warsaw lad in September 1938, 1939, 1943 and 1944. In the first sequence Jurek decides not to study in the Sorbonne but enlists in a Polish military school instead. In the second ...
Plot: female director, military hospital, rich, father son relationship, soldier, nazi occupation, world war two, german occupation, patriotism, stepmother stepson relationship, tragic event, birthday ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, year 1943, year 1938, 1930s ...
Place: warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, maid, life is a bitch, tragic hero, village life, family life, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 70s, 18th century
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Story of Women (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During World War II, in occupied France, a woman of limited schooling raises two children in a ratty flat.
Style: bleak, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: abortion, world war two, pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, prostitution, love affair, wartime life, couple relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Open Eyes (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Directed by Raafat El-Mihi.
Plot: adultery, impotence, love triangle, brother murders brother, extramarital affair, screaming, love, infertility, garage, childbirth, inheritance, husband wife relationship ...
Place: cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, sexual, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: military, world war two, infidelity, love and romance, state affairs, strong sexual content, couples, bittersweet, profanity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, germany, france, berlin germany, brittany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Sleepless Nights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A strong controversial adult drama about troubles facing young married and non-married couples. The old friends are invited at Khaled's and Perry's daughter birthday. Moushira is married to Ali, Amr to Farah , and Sameh is having an affair ...
Plot: adultery, husband wife relationship, marriage, infidelity, psychotherapy, arab, drinking contest, party, prostitute, sex, drugs, alcohol
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Deserter (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During the Yugoslav break-up, Federal Army officer is fed up with war and takes some leave in Belgrade. However, it turns out that he is less haunted by war horrors than with some sentimental skeletons in the closet. He meets his former comrade and ...
Plot: liar, adultery, nervous breakdown, funeral, friend, father daughter relationship, shooting, battle, buddy, lie, murder, dead woman ...
Time: year 1981
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, serbia, croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Ardor (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In revenge for her husband's infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband's efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, suspense, captivating
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, domestic violence, divorce, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, doctor, adultery, female director, relationships, love, infidelity ...
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 240
Jamilya (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The film is based on the story of the same name by Soviet writer Chinghiz Aitmatov. It is set in a remote Kirghiz village during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). A young wife of a soldier, Djamilya, fell in love with Daniar, a wounded war ...
Plot: mountain, engagement, autobiography, love triangle, love, world war two, eastern, soviet, female director, farm hand, fall in love, village ...
Place: eastern europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, harsh, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, love triangle, infidelity, pianist, jealousy, love and romance, occupation, musician's life, restaurant, sex, menage a trois, birthday ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An expressionist biography of Edith Stein, who converted from the Jewish faith to the Catholic one and became a Carmelite sister. She would die in a German concentration camp.
Style: intellectual
Plot: female director, religion, world war two, university, catholicism, stoicism, professor, concentration camp, nazi, auschwitz, religious conversion, nun ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Rose White Rose (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chronicles the love life of a man, Zhenbao. He has a steamy fling with the wife of a friend, the saucy and exciting Red Rose. Even though he feels happy with her, he knows he will not end up with her. To maintain his reputation, he marries an ...
Plot: reputation, love triangle, extramarital affair, adultery, marriage, love, woman on top, seductress, infidelity, passion, husband wife relationship
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: shanghai china, china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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year 1944 movies
172
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1663
Love After Love (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lola is an independent woman, a professional writer with 2 men on a string. Both men are married with children. When the men, and Lola, face having to make choices, Lola's comfortable life becomes less appealing.
Style: sincere, gloomy, psychological, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: romance, midlife crisis, love triangle, infidelity, couples, breakup, dark humor, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 4K
Swing Shift (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1941 America Kay and her husband are happy enough until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against his wishes, his wife takes a job at the local aircraft plant where she meets Hazel, the singer from across the way the two soon become firm friends and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, romance, friendship, love and romance, couples, love affair, couple relations, factory, husband wife relationship, wartime, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941, 1950s ...
Place: germany, poland, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, love affair, fall in love, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Love Affair (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Often in the backseat and a second priority to her partner, a lawyer decides to end her relationship and focuses on herself with a help of a man out of her league.
Style: atmospheric, romantic, emotional, realistic
Plot: extramarital affair, lawyer, marriage, love triangle, husband wife relationship, love story, infidelity, middle age romance, male female relationship, relationships, adultery, workplace romance ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
At First Sight (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942 in occupied France, a Jewish refugee marries a soldier to escape deportation to Germany. Meanwhile a wealthy art student loses her first husband to a stray Resistance bullet; at the Liberation she meets an actor, gets pregnant, and marries ...
Style: captivating, contemplative, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: world war two, lesbian, store, friendship, refugee, family relations, deportation, lesbian interest, wartime life, school, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: year 1942, 50s, 1950s
Place: paris france, europe, france, lyon, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Wherever You Are... (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, UK, West Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An Uruguayan diplomat brings his new wife with him on a business trip to Poland in the summer immediately preceding the outbreak of World War II.
Style: pre war
Plot: riding accident, insanity, businessman, marriage, german, husband wife relationship, nazi, arms smuggling, holocaust, flash forward, diplomat, wealth ...
Place: uruguay, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Forbidden Relations (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a love affair develops between a half brother and half-sister. When pregnancy results and word gets out the public is outraged.
Plot: prison, nightmare, abortion, hungarian, drink, hanging, father daughter relationship, love, adultery, dream, jail, bible ...
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 101
Little Angel (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ramona lives her lonely life in Berlin working in a lipstick factory. One day she accidentally runs into Andrzei, a Polish mechanic illegally selling cigarettes in Germany during the weekend. One thing leads to another, and soon she finds herself ...
Plot: female director, caesarean birth, boredom, husband wife relationship, kiss, secret, looking in a window, death of child, infidelity, subway, police, female nudity ...
Place: east berlin, poland, east berlin east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 103
Snow and Fire (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While the Nazis occupied most of France, Jacques (Vincent Perez) has been active in the liberation underground. Now that the Allies have freed a significant portion of their country from German control, he and his buddy Michel (Matthieu Roze) can ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: concierge, love triangle, friendship, war, couple relations, romance, love and romance, soldier, military, buddies, friends, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 60
Bamse (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Christer Berg dies in a car crash and is found with a teddy bear named "Bamse". His son, also named Christer finds out that Bamse belongs to his father's lover Barbro Persson. He tries to humiliate her, introducing her to his mother ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: pregnancy, traffic accident, falling in love, death, teddy bear, horse and carriage, father son relationship, death of father, last will and testament, adultery, husband wife relationship, memory ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: captivating, romantic, sincere, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, infidelity, poet, unfulfillment, intrigue, couple relations, dishonesty, romance, jealousy, marriage, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Silsiilay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A group of women find solidarity with each other as they negotiate their complicated love-lives.
Plot: infidelity, stepmother stepson relationship, adultery, panic attack, love, husband wife relationship, betrayal, love triangle, extramarital affair, marriage, pregnancy, commitment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%